On the evening of the 7th the last word came from Beau-Coudray. The gallant defenders, weakened and ravaged by the most intense fire, exposed to continuous armored blows, hemmed in on every side, had been over-run.
The Mahlman Line, though threatened, remained intact. Elsewhere along the front, the 79th Infantry and 82nd Airborne Divisions were meeting equally stiff resistance on the 90th's right. The 83rd Infantry Division, on the 90th's left, had gained only a few hedgerows.